Google co-founder Sergey Brin has snapped up a surfside Californian pad, previously owned by singer/songwriter Pink! for a cool $19.6 million.
That sale value is a drop within the ocean for Brin who’s the seventh richest man on the earth with a internet price of $US199 billion ($A145.1bn), however why not.
The five-bedroom property that includes a resort-style pool was quietly bought by Brin and his now ex-wife Nicole Shanahan in 2020 after they paid $US13.5m ($A19.6m) however the tech titan’s hyperlinks to the house have solely simply now been reported through the New York Submit.
Singer Pink had beforehand owned the house in 2010. It was her major residence till she bought it in 2016 to French funding banker Matthieu Pigasse for $US11.9 million.
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Positioned in Level Dume, Brin joined a protracted record of tech moguls invading the world. Marc Andreessen, WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum and Laurene Powell Jobs are just some who’ve bought property within the space.
Initially inbuilt 2005, the earlier itemizing notes “that is Riviera dwelling at its finest.”
The indoor-outdoor Asian-eque theme of the house offers off island vibes, with options that embody tropical landscaping and a Balinese-style pool cabana. A strolling path by way of the again gate results in the seashore at Zumeriez.
Different options embody a chef’s kitchen with two islands, an expansive examine a with wood-burning fire, a health room, a raised spa and a vegetable backyard.
There’s a separate visitor home with a present recording studio and artwork studio.
Shen Shultz with Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty represented the vendor. Farrah Brittany with The Company represented Brin within the transaction.
In the meantime, Brin additionally maintains a house in New York Metropolis’s West Village and two properties in Silicon Valley. He bought the historic Pine Brook property in Atherton, Calif. for $US53 million in 2011.
The property is a 12-acre property initially inbuilt 1911 by a Levi’s heiress, and is taken into account essentially the most anybody has ever paid for a house within the neighbourhood.
Moreover, he paid a whopping $US80 million for a superyacht named “Dragonfly” in 2009.
Brin, 48, and Shanahan, 36, married in 2018 and share a daughter. Brin additionally has two kids from his earlier marriage to Anne Wojcicki, who co-founded and serves as CEO of the private genomics firm 23andMe.
It’s unclear who will take possession of the house following their divorce.
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Components of this text initially appeared within the New York Submit and are republished right here with permission.